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Robert Adolf Kann

educator , historian.

Robert Adolf Kann, Austrian educator, historian. award for research Lindback Found. Member American History Association (executive section committee research Hapsburg monarchy 1968-1970, chairman conference group Central European history 1964); member Austrian Academy.

Background

Kann, Robert Adolf was born on February 11, 1906 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Leo and Louise (Eisenschitz) Kann.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy. honoris causa, U. Salzburg, Austria, 1972. Legal work Austrian cts., 1931-1936, private practice law, Vienna, 1936-1938.

Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, 1942-1945. Member of faculty Rutgers University, 1947-1976, professor of history, 1956-1976. Member of faculty U. Vienna, 1976-1981, honorary life member, 1981.

Member of faculty Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, 1978-1979. Visiting professor Columbia, 1957, 62-64, 66-67, U. Vienna, 1973-1974. Research associate Princeton, 1952-1953, visiting professor, 1966.

Career

Editor: Theodor Gomperz, 1974, The Hapsburg Empire in World War I, 1977, (with F. Prinz) Deutsch-osterreichische Beziehungen, Vienna-Munich, 1980.

Works

  • Author: The Multinational Empire, 2 vols, 1950, The Hapsburg Empire, 1957, A Study in Austrian Intellectual History, 1960, Die Sixtusaffaire, 1966, The Problem of Restoration, 1968, A History of the Habsburg Empire, 1526-1918, 1974, Franz Ferdinand Studien, 1976. Co-author: Political Community and North Atlantic Area, 1957, Spectrum Austriae, 1957, Historica, 1965, Quantitative History, 1969. Editor: Theodor Gomperz, 1974, The Hapsburg Empire in World War I, 1977, (with F. Prinz) Deutsch-osterreichische Beziehungen, Vienna-Munich, 1980.

    Editorial board: (with F. Prinz) Austrian History Yearbook, 1965-1970, Central European History, 1968-1973, Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, from 1973. Rapporteur International Congress History Sciences, 1965. Decorated Grosses Goldenes Ehrenzeichen Republic of Austria, Preis für Geisteswissenschaften Vienna).

    Guggenheim fellow, 1949-1950. Social Science Research Council fellow, 1960. Recipient award for research Lindback Foundation, 1969.

Membership

Member American History Association (executive section committee research Hapsburg monarchy 1968-1970, chairman conference group Central European history 1964). Member Austrian Academy.

Connections

Married Marie Breuer, January 26, 1937. Children: Peter R., Marilyn B. Doctor.

father:
Leo Kann

mother:
Louise (Eisenschitz) Kann

spouse:
Marie Breuer

children:
Peter R. Kann

Marilyn B. Dr Kann